Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telia has change of heart on IoT; mobile device infections rising; UK minister slams encrypted messaging in wake of Westminster Bridge outrage.
In addition to the £42 million fine, BT has also agreed to compensate the affected telcos (Vodafone Group plc (NYSE: VOD) and TalkTalk amongst them) in full, a commitment it expects to cost in the region of £300 million ($377 million). In a statement, BT admitted responsibility for the dodgy practices, saying: "We apologise wholeheartedly for the mistakes Openreach made in the past when processing orders for a number of high-speed business connections … This shouldn't have happened and we fully accept Ofcom's findings." (See Eurobites: Brits In Line for Cashback Over Fixed-Line Fails.)
— Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, Light Reading